Prandimet

(metformin / repaglinide)

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Lowers blood sugar.

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Prandimet (metformin / repaglinide) effectively controls blood sugar levels for patients who are not controlled on either metformin or repaglinide alone.

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Quick facts about Prandimet
  • Drug class: endocrine
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (metformin / repaglinide)

Upsides

  • Prandimet (metformin / repaglinide) combines 2 medications into one pill, which makes it easier to take.
  • Prandimet (metformin / repaglinide) is fast-acting and reaches full effect within an hour.
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Downsides

  • Prandimet (metformin / repaglinide) should not be used in those with liver or kidney problems.
  • Has to be taken with meals.
  • Should not be used in children under 18 years old.
  • May cause weight gain and low blood sugar.
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How it works

Prandimet (metformin / repaglinide) is a combination of 2 drugs that lowers your blood sugar by lowering the amount of sugar your body makes, and helping your body use insulin better to process blood sugar.

Quick facts about Prandimet
  • Drug class: endocrine
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (metformin / repaglinide)

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What to expect when you take Prandimet (metformin / repaglinide) for Type 2 diabetes

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  • Possible side effects
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Common cold
  • Low blood sugar
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Side effect rates for Prandimet (metformin / repaglinide)

From 27 clinical trials of Prandimet when taken for type 2 diabetes
  • Digestive problems
    33%33%
  • Low blood sugar
    33%33%
  • Headache
    22%22%
  • Diarrhea
    19%19%
  • Nausea
    15%15%
  • Common cold
    11%11%
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The placebo bar shows how common a side effect was for people taking a sugar pill instead of Prandimet.

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Risks and Warnings for Prandimet (metformin / repaglinide)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Kidney problems
    • Liver problems
    • Congestive heart failure
    • Using contrast dye for procedures
    • Surgery
    • Alcohol use

    Prandimet (metformin / repaglinide) can cause this rare but life-threatening condition. This is a medical emergency and you should get help right away. Symptoms include deep and rapid breathing, nausea, vomiting, and stomach pain. Prandimet (metformin / repaglinide) should be stopped 48 hours before and/or after surgery or any imaging procedure needing contrast dye. Your doctor will do blood work to check your kidneys and liver before you start Prandimet (metformin / repaglinide), since people with kidney damage are at higher risk to have this.

    This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.

Means that some groups have a high risk of experiencing this side effect

Common concerns from people taking Prandimet (metformin / repaglinide)

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Food
  • If you skip a meal, skip the dose for that meal.
  • Has to be taken with meals.
Kidneys and liver
  • Prandimet (metformin / repaglinide) can cause this rare but life-threatening condition. This is a medical emergency and you should get help right away. Symptoms include deep and rapid breathing, nausea, vomiting, and stomach pain. Prandimet (metformin / repaglinide) should be stopped 48 hours before and/or after surgery or any imaging procedure needing contrast dye. Your doctor will do blood work to check your kidneys and liver before you start Prandimet (metformin / repaglinide), since people with kidney damage are at higher risk to have this.
  • Prandimet (metformin / repaglinide) should not be used in those with liver or kidney problems.
Weight
  • May cause weight gain and low blood sugar.